Saturates - saturated fat in larger quantities can increase the risk of health conditions such as high cholesterol and heart attacks so it's important to monitor the amount that you are consuming. The recommended amount of saturated fat to stick to is less than 20g for women and 30g for men.
Sugars - The NHS recommends that an adult should have no more than 30g of sugar a day which equates to around 7 cubes. Sugar isn't just in chocolate and desserts. It's even in foods that aren't considered as sweet, hidden sugar is important to be aware of so make sure to be aware of the sugar you are consuming.
One way you can cut back on your sugar intake is to be careful about what you drink, adding sugar to tea and coffee throughout the day can add up! Fizzy drinks can also be full of sugar so make sure that you are checking the label.
For those with a sweet tooth, there are reduced sugar options to tempt the taste buds such as our reduced sugar dessert menu. In our dietitian series, we also discuss how you can reduce the sugar intake you have within your diet.
Salt - the recommended daily salt intake is probably lower than you think. Did you know it's only 6g or one teaspoon. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure which increases the risk of other health conditions.
If you're looking for lower salt options, we have a filter for 'Low Salt' when searching for meals.
When looking at some food labels it can be misleading on how healthy they are or how many calories they include as nutritional information is often given as per 100g or ml. This means that you need to work out how many calories are in each portion.
All of our meals show you the nutritional information for the whole meal so that it is clear what you are eating.
Our labels also provide information on dietary requirements such as low sugar or gluten-free, for more information see our guide to diet codes and icons.